The Town of Framingham sent a cease and desist order on Tuesday, requiring the company to immediately stop all recycling and trucking operations into the site at 158 and 160 Meadow St. The order also requires removal within 10 days of all asphalt, concrete and soils Ellingwood has placed on property adjacent to and across from the Ellingwood site.
The order follows among the Board of Selectmen, , , and others. Members of the public were informed of the cease and desist order at the Selectmen meeting on Tuesday night, and those present expressed relief that the town was finally taking action.
The cease and desist order was signed by Deputy Building Commissioner and Zoning Enforcement Officer Michael A. Tusino. Tusino states there was an inspection of the property on Jan. 26, which found Ellingwood in violation of a number of zoning bylaws.
In other news from Tuesday’s Selectmen’s meeting:
2) Members of the appeared in period costume to request permission to use the Framingham Center Common for their Living Civil War Encampment from May 4-6. Selectmen Ginger Esty suggested Cushing Park might be a more appropriate space, but Selectmen Sisitsky and Giombetti strongly disagreed. Selectmen voted to allow the use of the common, but require the History Center to review town bylaws and be in communication with area residents. A request for a one-day alcohol waiver for the event was tabled.
3) The second reading of potential changes to the Water and Sewer Abatement Policy was approved. The new policy would require a 3-year waiting period before a taxpayer could reapply for an abatement for the same leak. Selectmen approved the change with the provision that it would be possible to get a waiver for the proposed 3-year waiting period under certain circumstances.
4) Selectmen endorsed a MassDOT plan to reconstruct the Wickford St. bridge. The plan calls for constructing a new bridge offsite, then dropping it into place. The process would take 6-8 weeks instead of the 6-9 months required to reconstruct it on site.
5) The first reading of a new policy for water and sewer discounts was approved.
6) The annual Town Meeting date was set for April 24.
7) Changes of manager and assistant manager were approved for .
8) An extension to March 29 was granted to the renewal of Common Victualer’s License for Zheng Garden at 847 Edgell Rd., for the owner to install two new grease traps.
9) A Class II Auto Dealer’s License was granted to J & D Associates at 280 Worcester Rd.